McCarthy dominates, Toles homers as Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0

McCarthy dominates, Toles homers as Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0

The rain eventually stopped, and the party resumed.

It's a big change from a few years ago, when all that was there was a parking lot. The cold air was followed by a storm, delaying the ceremonies for almost two hours and threatening to put a damper on the much-anticipated evening. Anything and everything you can imagine with the team is held within the ring.

As for the Cubs, their bats were really quiet all night. "Definitely something that'll go down in my book as something that I'll remember for a long, long time".

If the fact that the Cubs became a championship team did not sink in for them during the off-season it may of officially sunk in recently. Cubs legends Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams all received rings and Len Kasper announced that the Cubs will be making rings for the late Ernie Banks and Ron Santo to be put on display. Monday night, Rizzo led the pack out of the center field wall holding the World Series trophy up for one and all to ogle.

The rain delay also helped out David Ross.

"I probably won't [wear it]", Anthony Rizzo said, "but I probably will".

The defense made a victor of starting pitcher Brett Anderson, who labored through five innings to get his first win as a Cub against no losses.

You know your answer before you ask the question. The Dodgers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

If Lester had turned out to be the Cubs' star of the night, it would have been fitting enough. They woke up every spring and went to bed every winter wondering when their time would come.

"I literally thought they were just pulling a joke", said Wakefield, looking back on when he found out the Cubs had chosen him. "I don't think the excitement in my heart will ever be over".

Next was a video tribute from last season. Now, beating them through their usually stout closer to finish celebrating their flag raising ceremony, Rizzo was even more of a wreck inside than he'd been carrying the trophy before the game.

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By the end of the game, Chicgao walked away with a win. Los Angeles tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth.

Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who pitched in just one game the previous two years due to shoulder surgery, will make his second start of the season Thursday.

Invited to a party where they were supposed to be consumed whole, the Los Angeles Dodgers almost put together an uprising to spoil the festivities.

Turns out, it was the ideal spot.

"You have to treat it like a playoff atmosphere", Jansen said shortly after his high cutter was flipped down the left-field line by Rizzo. "It's a weird time for those guys". The bezel is surrounded by 108 round white diamonds on all sides, representing the history leading up to the Cubs' 2016 World Series Championship victory.

But the most welcome addition for the Cubs and their fans?

On Wednesday, the Cubs will be presented with their World Series rings, but Monday's ceremony was for their long-suffering fans. Of course, Rizzo will have a hand in that too.

"I think (Turner) said it was on a dive, so I don't think it's a strain or anything like that", manager Dave Roberts said. Chris Poitras, Jostens Division Vice President, College and Sports, stopped by ABC 7 to share more about the ring and brought a replica. "I love the concept or thought of having it".

Quite a night for the All-Star slugger. He has reached base in 14 of 25 plate appearances over his last five games and has six walks in that span.

"I got to know Carpenter a little bit more than I have, so that was good", Harper deadpanned.

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